Perhaps we are concerned about children who made great progress over the year and are now missing their physical education with their class, their active time on yard and their one-to-one time with a teacher or occupational therapist. We may worry that they may not be progressing and could even be regressing. How can we help maintain this progress and extend them where possible? Enable Ireland can help.
Enable Ireland provide services to children with disabilities and have expert teams that support them and their families through each stage of life.
With the current restrictions, their clinical experts and therapists have made a playlist of 44 videos that can provide a focus for anyone looking to improve movement, balance, core strength, flexibility or motor skills. The full list is available here but here are some popular areas which you can use as a parent or recommend as a teacher:
Lower Limb Stretching: Range Of Motion
Core Exercises For Junior Age Children
Core Strength: Jigsaw Challenge
Squish the Duck Challenge for Balance
Gross Motor Skills: Animal Walks
With the great range of resources here, parents and teachers can consider the priority needs, age and personality of the child to select suitable activities that will ensure any progress achieved to this point can be maintained.
Anyone who finds these resources useful should look at the Enable Ireland website for further guidance around the area of speech and language, social stories and more.
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